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Charles Ponzi's Italian childhood reveals glimpses of his future schemes

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck recounts the early days of infamous con artist Charles Ponzi, who grew up in Italy under his birth name, Carlo. Glenn describes the young Ponzi's fascination with money and wonders whether his father's job with the postal service may have planted the seed for Ponzi's  eponymous mail fraud scheme. After dropping out of the University of Rome, Ponzi's uncle encouraged him to move to America to seek the fortune he so desperately craved.

"To me, that's the thing that stuck out: his father worked for the post office. He didn't want to have anything to do with the post office," Glenn explains. "No, he had huge dreams."

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